Sarcochlamys pulcherrima (Roxb.) Gaud. 

Family : Urticaceae

Local name : Mechaki (As.)

Evergreen large shrub; leaves alternate, narrowly lanceolate, toothed, caudate, acuminate, membranous rugose, shining and rough above, white beneath, strongly three nerved; flowers dioecious, male in slender interrupted spikes, female in stouter spikes.

Distribution :    Common in forests.

Uses :  Shoots used in dysentery; seeds used in ulceration of tongue.


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